Rehab 4 Addiction

Drug & Alcohol Rehabs in Cardiff

Rehab 4 Addiction exists to assist you in your search for effective and proven rehab treatment in Cardiff.

At Rehab 4 Addiction, we have built a strong working relationship with more than thirty addiction treatment providers located in and around Cardiff.

To discover which of these treatment providers is suited to helping you rid yourself of your addiction, contact us today.

Our close-knit network of treatment providers in Cardiff has been carefully selected according to strict quality standards.

This ensures you are only recommended to the most proven and successful treatment providers available in Cardiff today.

Many of these clinics chose to specialise in the treatment of specific addictions.

When you contact Rehab 4 Addiction, we ensure you are matched with a treatment provider that’s chosen to specialise in the treatment of your particular addiction.

Modern rehabs in Cardiff offer evidence-based treatments. Medicated detox follows NICE Guidelines.

These treatments include cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy and modern psychotherapy.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

What we treat in Cardiff

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Our partner treatment providers in Cardiff go to every length to ensure your recovery is long and lasting. Treatment on offer is suitable for all manner of addictions.

This includes addiction to drugs, alcohol, gambling and prescription medications.

We also recommend treatment that’s suitable for a range of ‘dual diagnosis’ conditions such as eating disorders, clinical depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety disorders.

No matter what the issue may be, you can be assured that Rehab 4 Addiction will be able to help.

Who can go to rehab?

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Everyone dealing with substance misuse is different, and everyone has their own set of factors at play in their lives.

If you decide to approach a drug & alcohol rehab in Cardiff regarding addictive behaviours, they will want to know a little more about what has brought you to this point.

The areas they will want to look at will include:

  1. Your current level of drug or alcohol use and how that amount has changed over time.
  2. The current state of your physical health, and whether there are any previous health conditions that need to be considered.
  3. Your mental and emotional wellbeing.
  4. Your current attitude towards your substance use.
  5. Whether you have tried to stop using alcohol or drugs in the past and, if so, what challenges arose.
  6. Whether you have a good support network surrounding you.

These areas do not form a test, they provide staff with an insight into how substance misuse has affected you.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

Professional intervention with a loved one

Prior to a loved one deciding to go to rehab, many people have found a benefit in staging a professional intervention.

This involves arranging with someone like a doctor or therapist to speak professionally with the individual who is engaged in substance misuse. 

The purpose is simply for the professional to inform them of how the substance use will negatively affect their life if they do not accept help.

Professional interventions have been found to be significantly effective in helping people with substance use disorders think seriously about what their illness is doing and what they need to do to get well.

The Community Reinforcement Approach to Family Training (CRAFT) is one method that is sometimes used in professional interventions. The method works with the family as a whole, rather than just the individual.

This form of intervention seeks to ensure support for everyone involved and tries to focus on positive encouragement of the addiction sufferer whenever they make a step towards recovery.

How much does it cost to go to rehab?

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The prices involved in going to a drug and alcohol rehab in Cardiff will be slightly different from place to place as well as whether you wish to pay extra to have a single room

When you get in contact with us, we can discuss with you the different prices that are available.

As an example, for someone who wanted to go to rehab only for the 7-10 days necessary for alcohol detox, the price would be between £2000 and £4000

To do this whilst securing a single room for this period would involve prices between £3000 and £6000.

A 28 day stay in rehab would cost around £6000, though if you want to have a single room during this time, then this would cost around £8000 to £12000.

Home-detoxes are priced at around £1500.  Undergoing detox at home has been found to be helpful by many, although it does mean that support is not always available during the process.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

What is addiction?

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Addiction is a chronic mental disease that is caused by chemical imbalances within the brain.

The chief chemical involved in addictive patterns of behaviour is the neurotransmitter dopamine. 

This chemical tells our brain that certain behaviours are worth repeating because they bring us some form of benefit.

Addictive substances like alcohol, cocaine, and heroin, cause the release of huge amounts of dopamine in the brain in a way far beyond the amount that is released by natural pleasures.

If this is the case, we may wonder why not everyone becomes addicted to alcohol and cocaine etc.

It has been found that people who become addicted normally have other psychological issues present as well, such as depression or trauma.

Most people, when they drink alcohol or use addictive drugs, have other reactions in their brain that tell them that they cannot just repeat these behaviours again and again.

However, when combined with other psychological difficulties or lack of supportive social networks, addictive substances can cause the brain to work in such a way that it begins to put the substance before anything else.

How long does rehab last?

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The minimum amount of time needed for alcohol detox is 7-10 and some people choose to go to rehab only for the time necessary to carry out this detox. 

This might be the case for other detoxes too although for other substances the detox period may be slightly longer.

Many people choose to stay in rehab for longer than this, perhaps a month or more, in order to give themselves chance to look at all the other issues involved in their addictive substance use.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

What is a detox, and do I need one?

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The question of whether you will need a detox will depend first of all on what particular substance you have been using.

Some substances, such as alcohol and opioids, produce a physical dependence in the body which means that the body adapts to having those substances in its system. 

The result of this is that when a person tries to stop using the substance, the body thinks that something is missing and withdrawal symptoms are experienced.

With alcohol dependency, these withdrawal symptoms can even be lethally dangerous as seizures can result.

With these physically addictive substances, medical detoxes are normally insisted upon, in order that a person can withdraw from their use safely and more comfortably.

Medical detox involves the administration of medication to help the body cope with withdrawal from the substance.

Withdrawal from alcohol dependence is normally assisted with a medication called Librium which is administered over the course of 7-10 days.

A similar length of detox might be required for substances such as benzodiazepines, whereas withdrawal from heroin might require slightly longer.

To discuss your own specific requirements, please do get in contact with us here at Rehab 4 Addiction.

Having a home alcohol detox in Cardiff

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Rather than going to rehab for a detox, some people choose to have a home detox.

Home detox is permitted after assessment by a psychiatrist and only if the individual is drinking less than 30 units of alcohol a day

If the assessor is happy that the detox is safe then the medication (often Librium) is posted to the client each day and continued monitoring is carried out via a daily phone call.

This process is cheaper than going to a residential rehab but it is not as safe as trained supervision is not always at hand. 

A home detox must also not be confused with a self-detox, which refers to the attempt by an individual to detox from a substance without medical help.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

Will rehab help me to drink normally?

When you decide to attend a drug and alcohol rehab in Cardiff, you will be helped to stop drinking or taking drugs permanently. 

The aim of any rehab will not be to help you drink or use drugs to a lesser extent.

Experience has shown that for someone with a substance use disorder to be able to revert to using alcohol or drugs in a controlled way is almost unheard of, at least not permanently. 

Trying to do this is also very dangerous as addictive use can very quickly return.

What are the benefits of going to rehab?

Science tells us that addiction is a chronic mental disease, and therefore treating this illness requires time.

Treating a substance use disorder entails trying to build new pathways in the brain that are based on healthy patterns of behaviour. 

It is also necessary that the older pathways are given time to heal and become less influential over a person’s decision making.

For a person to even want to stop an addiction is often difficult enough and will have involved a painful journey to reach that point. 

Trying to maintain this decision, and going through all the challenges involved in not returning to addictive behaviour requires enormous dedication.

Rehab is built around the aim of assisting to maintain the decision to change.  In our old environments, it is just too easy to feel that change is impossible and to return to negative habits.

How do I choose the right rehab in Cardiff?

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Different rehabs will have different facilities and offer different types of therapy

Trying to make a decision about which rehab to attend can seem overwhelming. 

By contacting us we will help you explore what different rehabs offer and which one would be most suitable for you or your loved one.

We will help you find:

  • A rehab with great facilities
  • A rehab that can demonstrate a high success rate
  • Somewhere that feels inviting and positive.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

Rehab for cocaine addiction

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Cocaine does not produce physical dependence and therefore going to rehab for cocaine addiction will not require a medical detox.

The addiction to cocaine will however require time and energy to try and establish new patterns of behaviour. 

For some people, cocaine use has become so much a part of their work and a social life that it would seem impossible to stop without having time away from these other influences.

Time in rehab is wholly directed towards your wellness and welfare.  It is a chance to refocus on positive goals and establish habits that are truly geared towards your happiness and health.

Rehab for heroin addiction

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Heroin is one of the most addictive substances and it takes very little time for the body to develop a physical dependency. 

The majority of people who go to rehab due to heroin use, therefore, require a medical detox as part of the first stage of their recovery.

Heroin detox can feel a little uncomfortable, to begin with, but it very quickly gets easier, and staff will continually monitor you to ensure that you are given all the help you need.

The other elements involved in rehab: individual and group therapy, relapse prevention training etc, will all go towards helping you develop the personal tools necessary to begin afresh without substances.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

Rehab for cannabis addiction

As with cocaine, cannabis addiction does not involve a physical dependence and therefore does not involve a medical detox

However, cannabis is psychologically addictive so time in rehab will offer an opportunity a chance to build new psychological tools.

Developing new coping mechanisms and strong relapse prevention strategies have been found to be among the most important aspects of rehab for people who come in order to deal with cannabis addiction.

Types of therapies available in rehab


Drug and alcohol rehabs in Cardiff are able to offer a range of therapeutic tools to help clients deal with substance misuse as well as a host of underlying psychological and emotional struggles.

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is among the most frequently used tools in treating substance use disorders as well as many other mental health issues.    

This form of therapy is carried out both on an individual and group level to help challenge negative patterns of thought and behaviour and establish healthier ways of responding to challenges.

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a therapeutic method that helps people who are struggling with substance misuse to progress to a point where they feel the need and the desire to make changes in their behaviours.

Some rehabs base their programmes on the Twelve Step method of substance use recovery. 

The Twelve Steps is perhaps most commonly associated with Alcoholics Anonymous but has also been adopted by many other groups that focus on other substances, such as Narcotics Anonymous and Cocaine Anonymous.

The Twelve Steps programme has proven helpful and effective for many thousands of substance misuse sufferers through offering a method of dealing with the challenges to recovery that can come up, as well as a network of support.

If you would like to know more about the therapies available at a particular rehab, please just get in contact with us at Rehab 4 Addiction

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

Can I go to rehab if I have other mental health issues?

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It is uncommon to find people who are dealing with substance use disorders who do not also have other mental health issues such as depression or anxiety.

Part of the process in rehab is beginning to deal with these other issues too in order that the client is able to leave treatment in as strong a position as possible.

Relapse prevention planning


Intrinsic to the rehab process is looking at possible challenges to recovery in order to help plan how to avoid relapse.

Everyone will have their own particular weak spots and so relapse prevention is ultimately a very individual process but there are also areas such as dealing with emotions and avoiding key triggers that everyone in early recovery has to face.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

What can I do instead of going to rehab?

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If you are not ready or do not wish to go to rehab, there are other programmes and methods of recovery that can be tried.

12 Step Recovery groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous are widespread, free, and have proven effective for vast numbers of substance use disorder sufferers.

SMART Recovery is often seen as an alternative to the 12 Steps and offers support groups and recovery tools training for addiction sufferers.

SMART Recovery is not as old as Alcoholics Anonymous but is growing in popularity.

It is also worthwhile making contact with your own local authorities to ask what substance use disorder treatments are available from them, and privately, within the area.

What happens when you go to rehab

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When you enter a residential treatment clinic in Cardiff, you will begin the programme by benefiting from a medically-assisted detox programme.

You will be prescribed medication to help diminish any withdrawal symptoms you may begin to experience when drugs or alcohol are taken away.

The detox programme generally requires around 5-7 days to complete. Throughout this period, you will be carefully monitored to ensure your withdrawal symptoms are not left untreated.

Whilst detox is important, by far the most vital ingredient of your treatment is rehabilitation. Rehabilitation involves a plethora of counselling and therapy techniques to help cement your recovery.

Without therapy and counselling, your sobriety is likely to be short-lived.

Whilst detox attempts to tackle the physical aspect of addiction, rehabilitation instead focuses on treating the psychological aspect of addiction.

During therapy sessions, you will discover the specific emotional causes of your addiction.

You will then be given the tools and techniques to allow you to overcome these causes in ways that do not involve drug and alcohol consumption.

Call our expert team today on: 0800 140 4690.

Support you get when you leave rehab

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To help you get the best of both worlds, the treatment we recommend in Cardiff combines both residential and outpatient treatment. Outpatient treatment is provided by way of ‘aftercare sessions’.

This allows you to return to the treatment centre for weekly or bi-weekly aftercare sessions. These sessions typically take place over the weekend.

This ensures aftercare sessions do not conflict with other commitments such as going to work.

You may also be signposted to your local Alcoholics Anonymous group taking place in Cardiff and the surrounding areas.

Getting the help you need in Cardiff

If you cannot commit to residential treatment, we may also recommend you to one of Cardiff’s excellent outpatient facilities. We also offer a number of home detox treatment options in and around Cardiff.

To take advantage of these incredible treatment options, contact us today on 0800 140 4690

Rehab 4 Addiction officers a range of addiction treatments in Wales, including Monmouthshire, Glamorgan, Cardiff, Swansea, Wrexham, Aberystwyth, Rhyl, Powys, Pembrokeshire, North Wales, Newport, Llandudno, Gwynedd, Conway, Colwyn Bay, Bangor, and Anglesey.

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